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The Lollipop Tree Game is Perfect for Birthday Parties

We bet you can remember going to a carnival and begging mom and dad to let you play some of the games in the hopes of winning a prize!  Of course, the best prizes were always hard to win but whether you won or lost the fun was in trying.

One carnival game that we remember well is easy for you to recreate for birthday parties, family gatherings, or simply having a few of your kid’s friends over for an afternoon of movies and snacks.  What game is it?  The Lollipop Tree Game!

It’s so easy to put together, and fun for kids of all ages to play and win some prizes.

Here’s how it works, first up, gather all the supplies you will need to create the game:

JOLLY RANCHER Lollipops (these are one of our favorites!)

Candlestick Holder

Styrofoam Ball

Hot Glue

Marker

Now, take a marker and some lollipops and color the end of the stick just a little bit.  These will be your “winning” lollipops!

Hot glue to styrofoam ball to the candlestick holder.

Push the stick of the lollipops into the styrofoam ball until it’s full of pops.

Now comes the fun!  Have everyone take turns pulling out a lollipop.  If they get one with a colored mark on the stick, they win a prize!  If they don’t pull one of the lucky lollis, they’re still a winner because they just scored a delicious candy treat!

Candy Toys & Treats Perfect for Kids this Summer

It seems like half of the battle of summer is keeping the kids busy. Being bored is never a great time, but two things usually perk them up: candy and new toys. Candy toys solve both of these problems and lead to hours of enjoyment. These are great as treats for being good, send along with them to share at camp, or to use as party favors for a summer birthday. Here are a few that we thing will really be a big hit:

Candy Blox
Think Legos but in candy form!  Yes, this carton of Candy Blox has four different size blocks that kids can build things with.  When they’re all done being creative, guess what?  They can eat their candy creation!  Be sure to pick up a couple of cartons because this is going to be one of their favorite summertime activities.

Harry Potter Jelly Slugs
Kids love to play in the dirt and find critters that are living underneath!  While some may find slugs a little on the yucky side, we’ve got ones that you’re kids are going to love – the candy kind!  These Harry Potter Jelly Slugs are gummy candies that come in delicious flavors and they don’t even have to know how to cast a spell to enjoy one or two.

Camp Survival Box
If you’re sending the kids off to summer camp, don’t forget to pack some of their favorite treats!  We’ve put together a great assortment – over 50 pieces – of hand-picked, kid-approved sweets that will make them the envy of the mess hall.  Great for gifting, so be sure to pick up a box or two for all the kids in your family.

Blair Candy has these and plenty of other candy toys for them to enjoy and play with. Shop now to keep kids busy all summer long!

Our Top Cheap Parade Candy Recommendations

Line up the floats and strike up the band, it’s parade season!  One of the many things we love about summer is lining up along Main Street for one of the many parades our local fire companies and veteran’s groups have.  They are often the kick-off to a weekend bazaar where there’s plenty of homemade food, games, and fun to be had.

But we have to admit, the best part of the parade, besides all the creative floats the local organizations put together, is watching the kids go running after the penny candy that is thrown off those floats!  It takes us back to when we were kids racing to pick up a few pieces of bubble gum or some Jolly Rancher candies.

If your organization is participating in a parade, don’t let the little spectators along the route be disappointed!  Be known as the float or motorcade that tosses the absolute BEST candy!

Here are some of our top pics for parade candy that will surely be a hit.

Tootsie Frooties
Who doesn’t love Tootsie Rolls?  These fruit-flavored Tootsie Frooties are a parade candy favorite every summer, and for good reason.  Not only do kids and adults love them, but we also have them packaged in a huge 4-pound box that has over 500 pieces of candy.  Order a couple boxes and toss them out by the handful – and we won’t snitch if you have a few pieces for yourself.

 

M&Ms
Just mention the word “chocolate” and we come running and so will your spectators once they see M&Ms being tossed from your parade float.  We have big 20 and 23-pound boxes of Milk Chocolate M&Ms and Peanut M&Ms that contain nearly 600 individual fun-size bags of these delicious treats.

Dum Dum Lollipops
You won’t have to go through your local bank branch’s drive-thru to get one of these iconic lollipops.  You can grab a box of 1,800 of them (whoa!) and make a whole lot of fans along your parade route happy to get one.  After all, when you think about lollipops, you automatically think of Dum Dums.

Original Bazooka Bubble Gum
Our list of favorite parade candy would not be complete without including gum and there’s none better than Original Bazooka.  This nostalgic treat will bring back memories and introduce its classic flavor to a whole new generation.  We sell this gum in a 225-count bin so you can toss out pieces by the handful.

Need more suggestions?  Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty!  Check out our complete selection of bulk candy that will make your fans happy and won’t break the bank.

Baseball Candy Favorites that Cover All Your Bases!

Every sport has its own special equipment and every sport’s concession stand has to stock its own selection of special snacks. Baseball and candy go hand-in-hand just like those treats in the popular song – peanuts and Cracker Jacks!  But your concession stand is not complete with peanuts and Cracker Jacks alone, though they are considered necessities.

Wondering what other concession stand candy to stock? Consider these heavy-hitting fan favorites:…

Big League Chew – Perfect for the Big Leagues, the Little Leagues, and all the leagues in between, Big League Chew is possibly the most iconic, with its immediately recognizable pouch and fun shredded shape. There is no cure for the temptation to pack as much as possible into your mouth as possible, so be sure to stock your baseball candy stand full of this fruity favorite – fans will be back for seconds!

Warheads Sour Taffy – Taffy is one of those treats that just shouts “summer!”  Add in a baseball game and you’ve got the perfect candy to have at your team’s concession stand.  These individually wrapped treats have the Warheads flavor kids love with an extra dash of sour that makes them irresistible!

Fun Dip – Your baseball candy selection will never strike out with Fun Dip in the starting lineup! Kids and adults will pack their pockets full of this powdery favorite before settling in for the game.  Available in a low-cost convenient 48-pack that allows you to sell this treat and make a nice profit.

Nik L Nips Wax Bottles – You might remember this baseball candy favorite from your childhood and believe it or not, it is still popular today and is a top-selling nostalgic candy treat.  Easy to sell, and awesomely affordable, fans and players will be lining up for Nik L Nips all season long!

Our Top 5 Baseball Candy Picks Sure to Score a Home Run!

We can agree on one thing here at BlairCandy: we’re all baseball fans. In fact, during the summer there’s nothing we like to do more than head over to see our hometown baseball team, the Altoona Curve.  There’s just something about heading to the ballpark, enjoying a hot dog, and snacking on some of our favorite baseball candy.

While we may not be baseball experts, we do know a thing or two about candy!  So we’re here to share our top 5 baseball candy picks that are great for taking along to the ballgame, whether it’s your local little league or major league game.

David Sunflower Seeds
The salted flavor of sunflower seeds just makes our mouth water, and hey, it beats eating a bag of chips, right? We love to pick up a handful of sunflower seeds, toss them in our mouth, and enjoy the great taste and crunch away. Plus, what baseball game would be complete without this snack with such a long-standing connection to the game?

Bacon on the Go
Who can resist bacon?  Now you can take it with you to the old ballgame with Bacon on the Go.  Individual slices of thick, delicious bacon will make all those around you wonder where you got this tasty snack.  Available in multiple flavors such as sweet, red curry, habanero, and more.

Jack Links Shredded Beef Jerky
Beef jerky is a baseball snack staple. The delicious meaty taste whets our appetite, and although we’ll probably eat a whole can by ourselves, this comes with a container of 36 cans, perfect for sharing or saving for yourself, as you’ll find it pretty irresistible!

Big League Chew Bubble Gum
Speaking of things that are shredded, no baseball game is complete without snacking on the original shredded bubble gum, Big League Chew!  The classic bubble gum flavor will take you back to your childhood and bring back some “sweet” memories while making new ones with your friends and family.

Slim Jim Pork Rinds
Whether you call them pork rinds or chicharrones, it doesn’t matter… just call them a delicious snack!  Leave the chips and pretzels at home and pack a few bags of these delicious snacks.  Plus, pork rinds have more protein and are regarded as being a healthier alternative to potato chips.

Slim Jim Pork Rinds

Watching a baseball game is so much more fun when snacking on some baseball candy. So be sure to check out all our snack foods and order up some of your favorites and be sure to root on your home team!

Toostie Frooties: The Fruitilicious Candy For Every Occasion!

Hands up if you’re a fan of Tootsie Rolls!  This favorite penny candy has been around since 1907 and is great for a quick snack.  But did you know about the Tootsie Roll’s not-do-distant cousin the Tootsie Frootie?

Tootsie Frooties is the fruit-flavored version of the famous chew available in ten flavors such as green apple, mango, grape, and sour cherry.  They have the same chewy consistency as the original Tootsie Roll but their flavor is what sets them apart and makes them a very versatile candy that can be used for different occasions!

Let’s share a few where Tootsie Frooties can sweeten up the event:

Baby Showers
Baby shower favors can be quite expensive, so gift your baby shower guests instead with small gift bags filled with blue and pink Tootsie Frooties in our Blue Raspberry Flavors and Watermelon Flavors. Nearly everyone loves the sweet taste of Tootsie Frooties, and it’s such a cute baby shower favor!

 

Bridal Showers
The same goes for bridal shower favors – they’re certainly not easy on the wallet. Buy wedding favor boxes to match your wedding colors, and choose Tootsie Frooties that also match your wedding colors! With colors ranging from green to purple, you’re sure to find the color you’re searching for. Plus, the taste isn’t too bad either!

Birthday Parties
Ice cream buffets can get very messy, so instead have a candy buffet! Choose the birthday girl or boy’s candy favorites, and we just know Toostie Frooties will be one of their candy choices. Give each guest one of our White Paper Bags, and let them fill it up to their heart’s delight!

Family Reunions and Picnics Attending a family reunion or cookout? Instead of bringing the usual pasta salad or pie, bring along Tootsie Frooties! The host will be so delighted you chose an item different from the norm, and your family will surely be huddled around the Tootsie Frooties bowl.

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